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08 Apr 2019
Roma children engaged in migration are often excluded from compulsory education. The lack of coordination between schools in localities of origin and destination, often coupled with discriminatory attitudes towards the Roma, impede children’s access...
04 Apr 2019
A two-day European Forum on the rights of the child started Tuesday in Brussels. It touched upon detention of children, violence towards refugee and migrant minors, child pornography, and the status of children of jihadi parents who moved to the ...
01 Apr 2019
According to the radio programme Argos, over 1,000 refugee children disappeared from refugee centres in the Netherlands in 2013–2017. Around 60 refugee children of Vietnamese origin ran away in the past five years, fearing that they were at risk of...
20 Mar 2019
On the third anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal, 25 humanitarian, human rights and volunteer organisations are calling on EU leaders to take immediate action to end the unfair and unnecessary containment policy which is preventing asylum seekers...
19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts...
26 Feb 2019
Congress has published the first brochure on voting rights for local elections for migrants and IDPs. The brochure was prepared for the Conference on the Right to Vote of Locally Displaced Persons in Kiev, and is based on a report which analysed ...
22 Feb 2019
It takes one million signatures across the EU to force European Parliament have a hearing about the respective initiative and impose obligation for Commission to respond to the proposal. The initiative called "Welcoming Europe" started in April last...
22 Feb 2019
Greece is struggling to manage what is threatening to become a ‘humanitarian disaster’ on Samos – an island which gained the nickname ‘new Lesbos’ for the inhumane conditions in which refugees and migrants have been placed as they await the...
21 Feb 2019
Rania Ali, a Syrian refugee now living in Austria, took part in ‘Lost in Migration’, a conference held this month in Malta. Ali contributed to a discussion on why children in migration cannot speak for themselves. She warned that numerous...
20 Feb 2019
Education is a human right and according to the Greek Council for Refugees “the children of asylum seekers and children seeking international protection have access to the education system under similar conditions to Greek nationals." However,...

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